Message from Chairman

    Warm Greetings from NITK Surathkal !

    Hearty congratulations to all successful candidates of the JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) examinations. Our sincere appreciations to the parents, guardians, and teachers, with whose support and guidance, the candidates have shown excellence in clearing this highly challenging entrance examination with hard work and dedication.

    The Ministry of Education, Government of India has assigned the responsibility of Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB-2024) to NIT Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal. Along with JOSAA-2024, CSAB-2024 will conduct joint counseling for admission to various undergraduate programs at 31 NITs, IIEST, 26 IIITs, 3 SPAs and 37 other-GFTIs, together called the NIT+ System.

    We sincerely wish that the candidates get the institute and program of their choice during the counseling process. The admission to the first year of various Engineering/Science and Architecture/Planning Programs in the NIT+ system will be done through this centralized procedure, based on the candidate’s JEE rank and other factors. We advise the candidates to read the Business Rules carefully and make informed decisions while participating in the counseling process.

    This year the seat allocation process involves five regular rounds to be conducted by JoSAA-2024 ( for admission to IITs and the NIT+ system. This is followed by two CSAB-special rounds to be conducted by CSAB-2024 for vacant seats of the NIT+ system. Please visit the CSAB-2024 portal ( for information on the seat allocation process of CSAB-Special Rounds for the NIT+ System. Similar to last year, the document verification would be conducted in the online mode. We advise the candidates to regularly visit the JoSAA/CSAB-2024 website, follow the instructions carefully, and respond to verification queries. Cooperation from all in this regard is highly solicited to make this entire process smooth and trouble-free.

    It is important to know that there is no JEE (Main) cut-off to participate in JoSAA/CSAB counseling process for the NIT+ System. We have taken several steps to simplify the counseling process. However, the candidates are responsible for filling their choices of academic programs and completing the steps of online reporting carefully. The candidates must pay Seat Acceptance Fee to accept the allotted seat even if FLOAT or SLIDE options are chosen. The candidates must also ensure that the bank account used for fee payments is KYC-compliant to avoid payment failures. In case seat is not allocated in JoSAA Rounds, the candidates can wait and participate in CSAB-Special Round. In case of any query, they can contact CSAB headquarters at NIT Karnataka through multilingual (Assamese, Hindi, English, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Tamil and Telugu) telephone helplines or any of the 52 Help Centers established by CSAB-2024 in each State/ UT.

    All parents are advised to make themselves available and be with the candidates during critical moments of the counseling process, so that informed and confident decisions can be taken without any anxieties.

    Best wishes.

    Prof. B. Ravi

    Chairman, CSAB-2024
    Director, NITK Surathkal